US blames China for collapsing e-device tariff talks

Thursday 18 July 2013 | 10:19 CET | News
US Trade Representative Michael Froman said "The US is extremely disappointed that it became necessary to suspend negotiations" on the Information Technology Agreement (ITA). "A diverse group of members participating in the negotiations determined that China's current position makes progress impossible at this stage". He urged China to change its position so that talks can resume. Bloomberg reports that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks among dozens of countries aimed at eliminating import duties on some electronic devices collapsed when China proposed to exclude many items. Bloomberg

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